MOSCOW (MRC) -- Czech chemicals company Spolchemie is looking at alternatives for the use of the hydrogen it generates as a by-product of chlorine production, said the company.
The by-product is currently used to drive steam-turbine generators. A feasibility study carried out for Spolchemie by German engineer Bilifinger looked at options to use the hydrogen in applications in mobility: buses, trains, and cars.
The hydrogen by-product can be cleaned, cooled and compressed for onwards transportation by road, rail or pipeline. Considering a capacity of up to 2,000 tonnes/year of hydrogen, the feasibility study analyzed ways to transport these large amounts to Prague and Bratislava, using composite vessels, with a first project expected to be realised in 2025.
“As our many innovations, investments and efficiency improvements show, we take our environmental responsibility seriously and this includes using our by-products to increase for example sustainable mobility,” said Daniel Tamchyna, CEO of Spolchemie.
We remind, AOC, Kaprain and Spolchemie announce they have reached agreement on AOC acquiring the Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) manufacturing operations located at the Spolchemie site in Usti nad Labem (Czech Republic).